A home triangular with Marion and South Tama April 23 resulted in a split for the Beckman girls’ golf team.
A slim stroke separated the Marion girls from the home team, 205-206 and South Tama was out of the picture with 241.
Shea Steffen copped the medal for the Blazers with 45, her low of the year. Maddie Schmitz did a similar number with her season-low 49, followed by Maddy Kruse at 55 and Mallory Rea 57.
Marion counted the meet runner-up in Jordyn Lang’s 48, followed by 50 from Ally Sara, 52 from Morgan Berndt and 55 from Ava Jackson.
South Tama’s counters were Ashlyn Laybon 50, Gwen Upah 60, Kortney Babinet 62 and Ashlyn Kriegel 69.
“I was pleased the girls did as well as they did,” said coach Jim Sheston, who had to leave early for his daughter’s wedding celebration. “We shot our season-low and got solid scoring from our young team.”
The day before the Blazers were part of a 10-team invitational at Maquoketa and ended in third place with 446. Lisbon took the title with 425, followed by Central DeWitt 435. Fourth went to Cascade 447, followed by North Cedar 460, Northeast 466, Regina 514 and Maquoketa 576. Marquette and Easton Valley did not field full teams.
Steffen again paced the Blazers with 97 (47-50) and actually led all scorers after the first nine, settling for the runner-up medal. Schmitz added 111 (55-56), Kruse 111 (58-53) and Rea 121 (65-56).
Medalist came from Cascade with Ellie Noonan’s 95 (50-45). Pacing Class 3A Lisbon (Mount Vernon) was Stacie Hail 105. DeWitt got a 104 from Anna Burning. North Cedar’s low was 99 from Parker Sytout, Northeast 101 from Cierra Coghman, Regina 112 from Leah Zimmerman and Maquoketa 108 from Natalie Ahlinger.
“These were the first meets Maddie Kruse could be back to play with us, due to quarantine. We have welcomed her scores,” added Sheston. “In the next two weeks, we will be busy with several meets and will probably be able to decide who will fill our tournament team by then.”